- The NCAA Championships start this week, first with regional rounds for Division I starting Wednesday. Most distance runners from local colleges or high schoools will compete in the east, with two runners in the west regional. We don’t usually cover Charles County, but we’ll toss La Plata’s Miles Smith in there so you know to look out for him in the West. Josh Fry, a Bethesda- Chevy Chase, was the only Division III distance runner to qualify.
- Marine Corps Marathon historian George Banker wrote for Runner’s Gazette about the late Marine Corps Marathon record holder Jeff Scuffins.
- D.C. resident Jarad Schofer, who ran every street in D.C. last year, was a guest on the Something for Nothing podcast during his run and walk across the United States to raise money for cancer research.
- Several local runners were named Gatorade Player of the Year for cross country:
- D.C. – Lili Grant, Georgetown Visitation junior
- D.C. – Damian Hackett, St. Albans senior
- Virginia – Bryce Lentz, Colgan senior
- Maryland – Juliette Whittaker, a Mount De Sales junior who lives in Prince George’s County
Divided lanes coming to Hains Point, safety measures in the works for the Mount Vernon Trail, three locals make national high school XC meet, local collegians race at NCAAs.
St. Albans and GVS’s Vivian Kelly won their first DC cross country titles while St. Johns’ girls and St. Albans’ Pierre Attiogbe repeated.
Beach Drive remains closed to through traffic year-round, locals win conference, USATF titles.
Capt. Kyle King won the Marine Corps Marathon, a year after he planned to make his debut at the race, and Chelsea Baker of the British Royal Navy made tremendous strides winning the women’s race.
Born in 1984 as the George Washington Parkway Classic, it is among the most scenic and spacious distance races on the East Coast. From the serene beauty of our spacious course meandering through the finest spring bloom in the DC